Report: Jones doesn't care if he's highest-paid receiver

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April 01, 2019 - 1:41 pm

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According to a report by ESPN's Vaughn McClure, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones says he's "comfortable" with the way contract negotiations are going. Per ESPN:

"I don't know. My agent [Jimmy Sexton] is in the process of them talking about it. It hasn't came to me. I'm good. I'm comfortable with how everybody's doing it. There's no pressure on my end and none on their end. If they're going to get it done, we'll get it done."

This will be the second time Jones' contract will be restructured. Last season, he received $2.9 million in 2018 after a contract restructure along with a promise from GM Thomas Dimitroff to renegotiate this season. 

Julio still has two years remaining on his contract. He is arguably the best wide receiver in the game but ranked 11th among highest paid receivers in the league. However, he said being the highest paid isn't the goal.

"Me, personally, I don't really care about as far as being the highest-paid receiver, man," Jones said. "It's a number. We've got some other guys on the team. If we can do it in a way to get all the other guys to stay on the team ... it's a lot of ways you can do money."

Andy Bunker said there's two ways of looking at what Julio Jones said: either he'll get all his money but just move it around or he's just that team player we all think of him as.

"He's never been one of those guys to demand things. He's always been team guy first," Jon Chuckery said. "That's what everybody loves about him. 

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